The Erasmus + project LIFE newsletter of the 1st year

Curriculum „Teaching and learning English through humour based activities”

MonthClass timeObjectiveActivityExpected Result
September2 academic hoursTo explain the importance of humour in language classroomTo use funny sentences illustrating grammar rulesBuilding the understanding of the significance of humour for higher quality learning
October2 academic hoursTo build humour related vocabularyTo do vocabulary exercises, activating new lexical itemsDeveloping humour related vocabulary
November2 academic hoursTo present the structure of a humorous storyTo practice story-writing in teams, each team concentrating on one structural part (introduction, development, climax, resolution)Each team masters developing of one structural part
December2 academic hoursTo practice writing a humorous story in teamsEach team teachers the other teams the part they have learnt to write during the previous classEach team writes a complete 250-word-long humorous story
January2 academic hoursTo learn about changes of humour throughout the 20th and the 21st centuriesStudents search for examples of jokes and short funny stories from different decades, compare and contrast the subjects people used to find funnyDeveloping understanding of changes in humour, realizing that we do not laugh at the same thing our grandparents did.
February2 academic hoursTo learn about humour in literatureStudents analyze literary sources picking up bits of humourFurther developing understanding of changes in what is seen as funny
March2 academic hoursTo learn about humour in filmsStudents watch extracts from films dating back to various decadesFurther developing understanding of changes in what is seen as funny
April2 academic hoursTo put into practice the accumulated knowledge of what was/ is funnyIn teams students imitate writing a funny story of various decades and try to guess each other’s decadeBuilding understanding of cultural differences between generations
May2 academic hoursTo finalize the understanding of the structure of the storyStudents individually write a humorous storyStudents create a 250-word-long humorous story